Rep. Curt Clawson (R-Fla.) was sworn in as a member of Congress less than 24 hours after winning a special election.

Clawson replaces disgraced former Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who resigned in January after he was caught buying cocaine in Washington, D.C.

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A former Purdue University basketball player, Clawson secured endorsements from Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannJuan Williams: The GOP has divided America Bachmann praises Trump as man of faith Tom Petty dies at 66 MORE (R-Minn.), Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulLexington mayor launches bid for Congress Trump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politics Meet the Iran hawk who could be Trump's next secretary of State MORE (R-Ky.) and former Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.), the district's former representative.  

"I start by bowing in humility to my God, hoping for wisdom and inspiration for a responsibility so big on my shoulders that we all share, of course," Clawson said shortly after being sworn in on the House floor. 

"I am committed to representing all of my constituents in a fair way," Clawson said. "I'm so humbled and grateful to be here."

The total number of House members now totals to 433, with two vacancies.

- Jessica Taylor contributed.